Storage B – Efficient hydrogen logistics

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN2)

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm
Prof. Dr. Karl Gregor Zöttl

Project members:
Philipp Runge

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftstheorie
Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre

Funding source: Bayerische Staatsministerien
Funding source: andere Förderorganisation (Wirtschaftsreferat Nürnberg)
Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2021

Abstract (technical / expert description):

Decarbonisation of the mobility sector is an important factor in the fight against climate change. Battery-powered electric vehicles can play an important role in this process. However, special challenges may arise in the fields of range, charging infrastructure, grid stability and heavy goods vehicles. In the short to medium term, it can therefore be assumed that battery electric vehicles will be supplemented by the use of synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Efficient logistics is an elementary component of hydrogen mobility, especially due to the difficult handling and low volumetric energy density of the gas. In the research focus "Efficient Hydrogen Logistics" of the partial project "Storage B" of EnCN2, an interdisciplinary team of engineers and economists is working on the future of hydrogen mobility. So-called LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier) offer an innovative alternative for hydrogen logistic to compressed hydrogen, cryogenic hydrogen or on-site production by electrolysis. The hydrogen molecules can be chemically bound to the liquid LOHC by catalytic hydrogenation and then stored and transported as a liquid without loss. The hydrogen is released at the filling station and the LOHC can be used for reloading. Mathematical models are used to investigate and classify the various technologies and mobility concepts in terms of their economic efficiency and their influence on the energy system.


Runge, P., Sölch, C., Albert, J., Wasserscheid, P., Zöttl, G., & Grimm, V. (2019). Economic comparison of different electric fuels for energy scenarios in 2035. Applied Energy, 233-234, 1078 - 1093.

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